Facts about Gilbert Highet

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Summary

Gilbert Highet was a famous Writer from Scotland, who lived between June 22, 1906 and 1978.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 8 quotes who is written / told by Gilbert.

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Famous quotes by Gilbert Highet (8)


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"What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?"
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"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves"
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"The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching"
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"The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul"
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"Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death"
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"Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating"
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"A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health"
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"A good teacher is a determined person"


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